The SSV Corwith Cramer, one of two Tall Ship research vessels operated by Sea Education Association, will stop in Newport on Tuesday, May 17th.

The Tall Ship will be open for tours at Fort Adams State Park from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Corwith Cramer, named after SEA’s founding director, was designed by Wooden and Marean specifically for SEA and was constructed by ASTACE in 1987 in Bilbao, Spain. She is a 134-foot steel brigantine built as a research vessel for operation under sail. The qualities that made their original vessel R/V Westward both versatile and seaworthy were incorporated into the design of SSV Corwith Cramer.

Sea Education Association, an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. hosts semester and summer voyages throughout the Atlantic Ocean, including ports of call in Bermuda, the Caribbean islands, and Europe.

Who’s On Board

The students of C-266, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, will join the SSV Corwith Cramer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Monday, April 18th. They will arrive in Woods Hole, MA, around Thursday, May 20th, with a week long port stop in Bermuda.

Ship’s Company

Captain: Jason Quilter
Chief Mate: Scott Spillias
2nd Mate: Rebecca Johnson
3rd Mate: Lydia Mathewson
Engineer: Nate Bears
Steward: Becky Slattery
Chief Scientist: Amy Siuda
1 Asst Scientist: Matt Hirsch
2 Asst Scientist: Laura Cooney
3 Asst Scientist: Erin Adams
Labhand: Grayson Huston

Students & Guests

Ethan Alley, Harvard University
Katelyn Barhite, SUNY ESF
Dana Bloch, Bowdoin College
Shalagh Canning, Boston College
Meghan Carr, University of New Hampshire
Andrew Corso, The College of William and Mary
Isabella Du Mond, Smith College
Alexander Duncan, Colorado College
William Freund IV, College of Charleston
Taylor Hallowell, Amherst College
Marina Hein, Northland College
Alesia Hunter, Beloit College
Walter Hutcheson, New York University
Kathleen McKeegan, Whitman College
Kazia Mermel, Carleton College
Robert Petersen-Rockney, Oberlin College
Kate Petersen, Evergreen State College
Katherine Running, American University
Pedro Silva, University of the Azores
Agathe Wallin, Bowdoin College
Eric Walton, Colby College
Natasha Willcox, University of Rhode Island

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